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Frei Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Alexander Valley

Wine Review: Frei Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Alexander Valley 2013

By Snooth Editorial

Savory red fruit and earthy notes on the nose. This is soft and creamy in the mouth, but bringing in a tannic backbone that supports the fruit through the mid..

December 9, 2016

Ruffino Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico

Wine Review: Ruffino Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico 2012

By Snooth Editorial

Soft red fruits and mineral earth notes on the nose with a touch of violet petal and cranberry. Well developed, sun drenched raspberry and strawberry fruit wi..

December 9, 2016

ProWein 2017 – The Entire World of Wine

ProWein 2017 – The Entire World of Wine

ProWein is the world’s leading trade fair for wine and spirits, the largest industry meeting for professionals from viticulture, production, trade and gastron..

December 9, 2016 in Commentary

Azienda Agraria Scacciadiavoli Montefalco Rosso

Wine Review: Azienda Agraria Scacciadiavoli Montefalco Rosso 2012

By Snooth Editorial

Dark black cherry and blackberry, spicy earth and licorice aromas on the nose. Drying and sun drenched, this is restrained and muted on the palate but over de..

December 8, 2016

Tenute Lunelli Carapace Montefalco Sagrantino

Wine Review: Tenute Lunelli Carapace Montefalco Sagrantino 2009

By Snooth Editorial

Dusty and dry but nicely fruited and aromatic on the nose, this brings lightly floral raspberry and strawberry notes and dark berry richness alongside mineral..

December 8, 2016

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

By Gabe Sasso

With the holidays fast approaching shopping season is in full effect. All of us likely have one or more wine lovers on our gift list. Like the rest of the wor..

December 8, 2016 in Wine Reviews

Smoke Pairings: It’s a Thing

Smoke Pairings: It’s a Thing

By Claudia Angelillo

Tobacco is a slippery and oftentimes polarizing slope. Some of us love to indulge in a celebratory smoke on occasion, while others detest the very notion. The..

December 8, 2016 in Commentary

Frei Brothers Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander

Wine Review: Frei Brothers Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander 2013

By Snooth Editorial

Savory red fruit and earthy notes on the nose. This is soft and creamy in the mouth, but bringing in a tannic backbone that supports the fruit through the mid..

December 6, 2016

Sokol Blosser Evolution Sparkling

Wine Review: Sokol Blosser Evolution Sparkling NV

By Snooth Editorial

Lightly nutty, honeyed aromas of green apple and peach. Fresh and lively palate with zesty citrus notes of tangerine, grapefruit and lemon with some stone fru..

December 6, 2016

The Truth About Petit Chablis

The Truth About Petit Chablis

By John Downes

Just back from Chablis with a few thoughts. The first is that the Chablisienne should try and find another name for Petit Chablis. I often hear wine enthusias..

November 28, 2016 in Wine Reviews

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Wine List

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Wine List

By Snooth Editorial

This is not your first Thanksgiving rodeo. It's not ours, either. We've brought you a panolpy of Thanksgiving table suggestions over the past ten years. There..

November 23, 2016 in Wine Reviews

#CarmenereDay is Thanksgiving Day!

#CarmenereDay is Thanksgiving Day!

By Snooth Editorial

The annual shifts in our calendar create all kinds of serendipitous circumstances. Maybe your birthday falls on a Friday this year, which gifts you an extra b..

November 23, 2016 in Commentary

The Next Era in Italian Wine

The Next Era in Italian Wine

By John Downes

I know that Snoothers like to cut their teeth on unusual wine stuff now and again so here goes! I was in Piemonte in north-west Italy a while ago and spent a ..

November 11, 2016 in Commentary

Rotten Wine Grape Review

Rotten Wine Grape Review

By Nova McCune Cadamatre

When someone thinks of mold on fruit, it usually has a very negative connotation. However with grapes, there are two sides of the mold story when talking abo..

November 10, 2016 in Commentary

It's Not Too Late for Wine and Candy Pairings

It's Not Too Late for Wine and Candy Pairings

By Snooth Editorial

Happy Halloween, wine lover! This hallowed holiday isn't just for kids. Adults can and should enjoy their favorite Halloween candies with a little bit of wine..

October 31, 2016 in Commentary

Starry Eyed Pairings: Sparkling Rosé and Truffles

Starry Eyed Pairings: Sparkling Rosé and Truffles

By Claudia Angelillo

Check your calendar. Yes, Thanksgiving is almost here. It's past time to start wondering how you'll up the ante at this year's holiday table. Whatever you do,..

October 28, 2016 in Commentary

Lodi Is Changing The Way We Think About Wine

Lodi Is Changing The Way We Think About Wine

By Claudia Angelillo

There’s no doubt about it: The wines of Lodi, California, have won the hearts and palates of wine drinkers everywhere. (In case you haven’t heard, the region ..

October 13, 2016 in Commentary

Prosecco Has Become The Default Bubbly

Prosecco Has Become The Default Bubbly

By John Downes

Prosecco has taken the world of wine by storm but my friends know my thoughts on this popular Italian sparkler….Pay The Extra Quid (PTEQ!)…that’s ‘PTED’ (dime..

October 7, 2016 in Commentary

Wine Lovers Buzz About #GarnachaDay

Wine Lovers Buzz About #GarnachaDay

By Snooth Editorial

It has become clear that wine drinkers are demanding varietal wines beyond the strongholds we've seen on shelves and menus for decades. Let's face it; there w..

October 3, 2016 in Wine Reviews

Wine That Says “Count On Me”

Wine That Says “Count On Me”

By Mark Angelillo

When he started Kendall-Jackson Winery thirty-two years ago, Jess Jackson's vision was that everyone should have access to a luxury bottle of wine, wherever o..

September 28, 2016 in Commentary

Put These Sonoma Wines on Your Radar

Put These Sonoma Wines on Your Radar

By Gabe Sasso

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is an event filled with terrific wine and food from Sonoma County -- for a cause. Over two hundred wineries and sixty local chefs ..

September 26, 2016 in Wine Reviews

Your Guide to Aged Wines

Your Guide to Aged Wines

By Snooth Editorial

The majority of wines on the market these days are meant to be consumed within one to five years. This is a natural law. Producing wines that can sit in the c..

September 23, 2016 in Commentary

Move Beyond Cab and Chard

Move Beyond Cab and Chard

By John Downes

I’m always being asked to recommend an unusual wine, “one that isn’t Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay”. With media communications improving by the minute it’s..

September 20, 2016 in Commentary

The Map to Great Garnacha, Part Three

The Map to Great Garnacha, Part Three

By Snooth Editorial

Happy Garnacha Day! This day celebrates Garnacha and honors its freedom from the blending grape stereotype. We have its birthplace -- Eastern Spain -- to than..

September 16, 2016 in Commentary

What Savvy Wine Consumers Should Know

What Savvy Wine Consumers Should Know

By Nova McCune Cadamatre

Wine is not becoming too industrial. However, to explore this concept one must first understand what the word industrial means. Industrial means “of an indus..

September 15, 2016 in Commentary

Think Beyond Chilean Cabernet

Think Beyond Chilean Cabernet

By Gabe Sasso

Every wine producing country has strengths and weaknesses, some more than others. Chile has many high points that make it a go-to country when looking for ou..

September 13, 2016 in Wine Reviews

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